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If you take your time and cut your tubing square you wont have leaks
Everyone does leak test with pc powerd down so if it does leak no shorts lol
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Triangle View Post
Could be... Uh, depends weather you want compression fittings or barbs, weather you want to spend the money on a pump top, etc...
Right now it looks like about $100 for the 320mm radiator, $150-$200? For a sufficient pump, about $200-$240 for the EK GPU coolers, and at least $100 for the CPU cooler, not counting the fittings, coolant, or small odds and ends stuff I might need that could total another $100+. So actually rough estimate, about $600-$700.
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If you want to decide on barbs or compression fittings, read the like in my sig. It really doesn't say everything I wanted to say, but it covers a few things. If you use barbs, you could use 1/2"ID tubing over 7/16"ID barbs to create a tighter seal. If you decide to use compression fittings (much more spending needed.. lol), make sure to use the identical size fitting and tubing. Use some teflon on the threads of your fittings if you want. Use a little tiny, tiny, tiny little, small amount of silicone with your fittings (put it on the o-ring). You can do lots of things to help prevent leaks. Every little bit help some. Some things people will say to not do and other will say to do it. Just depends on what you think. If you do get a leak, which doesn't happen often, try to dry everything out and let it sit for some time. Sometimes, yeah you will have a fried mobo or gpu, but those are the risks you take with putting water in your pc. As for coolant, use distilled water + PT_nuke or a silver killcoil as a biocide. When you do your tubing, do a leak test. Run your pump without the rest of your stuff powered on.

That was definitely NOT a great explanation of that at all in my opinion, but I tried... lol

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Right now it looks like about $100 for the 320mm radiator, $150-$200? For a sufficient pump, about $200-$240 for the EK GPU coolers, and at least $100 for the CPU cooler, not counting the fittings, coolant, or small odds and ends stuff I might need that could total another $100+. So actually rough estimate, about $600-$700.
Yeah, ~$100 for a 360 rad. Might want more depending though. 480... 360 + 120 if you have space... 240 + 240..
For a pump, MCP-350, MCP-355, MCP-655, MCP-35X, DD CPX-Pro, .... Those are all nice pumps. Right now, I have a DD CPX-Pro. I like it. Nice for 50$.
Depending on weather you want an Acrylic+Copper, Acrylic+Nickel, Acetal+Copper, Acetal+Nickel, that is 215-260$.
Did you have a block in mind for your CPU or do you want help with that also?
Fittings, do you like barbs or compressions better? One isn't BETTER than the other...
As I said, distilled water + PT_nuke or Silver Killcoil as a biocide.
Tubing, I'd recommend Primochill Primoflex.
Res... Do you like the cylindrical or bay style better?
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Edited by Triangle - 11/8/11 at 4:17pm
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If I end up getting a leak that fries my MB, I'm probably gonna rage and end up having to at least buy a new case any other components that might get destroyed as a result of a PC going through a window

Maybe water cooling isn't for me.

At work there is a sinker EDM machine that uses coolant that is non-corrosive, and non-conductive. For safety measures, it seems like it would make sense to design water cooling for electronics that use a non-conductive fluid. So even if you do get a leak, nothing gets fried.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 11/8/11 at 4:15pm
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If you haven't read my edit to my long post....

The non-conductive coolant loses its non-conductivity after a while. Not often will you have a leak. If you follow safety precautions, you will decrease the possibilty of a leak.
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I've never actually seen someone fry anything, not to say that it hasn't happened. I've worked on a number of systems with friends and changed my loop around multiple times. I'm just echoing here but as long as you're careful and take your time you really shouldn't have to worry. It's true that water cooling isn't cheap though. I've spent about $1500 on my loop.
    
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